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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:40

Apple admits dodgy iPhone 5 batteries

Written by Nick Farrell

Which you can’t fix

Fruity cargo cult Apple has admitted that there are faulty batteries inside its expensive iPhone5s which you will have to take in to fix. Apple famously sealed in the batteries on its iPhones forcing users to have to go to its repair shops to have them replaced. Now it appears that what Apple calls “a small minority” of batteries are faulty, which means a trip to the Apple genius bar.

It is worthwhile pointing out that when Apple says a small number of users are effected by the problem it is anyone’s guess how many people are really at risk. Apple always says a small number of people are effected by its cock-ups even when the problem is bad, like antennagate. In this case the battery is not likely to explode. The fault apparently means that users might "suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently."

The tame Apple press has rushed to issue their usual claims that after year or two, everyone's iPhone battery seems to carry less juice than it once did. Besides you should not care about these things when there is a new model coming out. Still the claims is that you get what you pay for and in this case, you appear to have paid over the odds for a shonky battery.

Apple's repair program is limited to the United States and China. Only iPhone 5 smartphones sold between September 2012 and January 2013 are eligible, and only those that fall within a certain range of serial numbers. This is the second time that Apple has had to recall iPhone 5 batteries. Last year there was a battery recall program last year. In June, Apple issued a recall in 37 countries for European iPhone chargers that were overheating.

Nick Farrell

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